Adding a User-Defined Subclient for the Virtual Server Agent

You can create user-defined subclients to protect specific groups of virtual machines. Use this approach to provide different policies, options, or backup schedules for different categories of virtual machines.

When a virtual machine is included in a user-defined subclient, it is automatically excluded from the default subclient. This prevents the duplicate backup of any virtual machine by the default subclient. (Duplicate backups can still occur if a virtual machine is included in multiple user-defined subclients.)

You can also set rule-based discovery to automatically discover virtual machines for the subclient. For instructions on setting discovery rules, see Adding Subclient Content.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > virtualization_client > Virtual Server> instance.
  2. Right-click the backup set, point to All Tasks, and click New Subclient.
  3. In the New Subclient Properties dialog box, specify the following settings:
    1. In the Subclient Name box, enter a name for the subclient.
    2. On the Content tab, click Browse and select virtual machines to be backed up.
    3. On the Storage Device tab, select a storage policy from the Storage Policy box.

      If necessary, click Create Storage Policy to create a new storage policy for the subclient.

    4. Click OK.

Last modified: 1/18/2019 7:19:52 PM